Dora The Explorer Live-Action Movie In Development
The children's television show is coming to the big screen!
Live-Action Dora The Explorer Film In The Works!
Today it was announced that Transformers director Michael Bay is set to produce a live-action movie based on the Nickelodeon animated series Dora the Explorer movie. The project is shaping up at Paramount’s new Paramount Players division, where Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller have signed on to produce. The Muppets and Neighbors director Nick Stoller has been recruited to pen the script for the project, which THR reports will see Dora aged up from her seven-year-old TV roots. While story details are being kept under wraps, the live-action film will reportedly center on a teenage Dora, who moves to the city to live with her cousin Diego.
The Dora the Explorermovie has been in the works at the studio since 2015, when the studio was developing with Puss in Boots writer Tom Wheelerand producer Mary Parent. The project stalled out, but with Stoller and Platinum Dunes on board, Dora may have new adventures afoot yet. No release date is set, but the report notes that Paramount is keen on the project and eyeing a 2019 release date, which means the film would have to start shooting in 2018. Dora the Explorer ran on Nikelodeon from 2000 to 2014, following the adventures of a a bilingual American Latina who joined her monkey, Boots, on quests that featured an interactive audience element to solve new puzzles and riddles in every episode.